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George Ewart Evans

George Ewart EvansBorn: 1-Apr-1909
Birthplace: Abercynon, Cardiff, Wales
Died: 11-Jan-1988
Location of death: Brooke, Norfolk, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay

Military service: RAF (1941-46)

Pioneering folklorist and oral historian.

Father: William Evans (b. 1866, d. 1942)
Mother: Janet Hitchings
Wife: Florence Ellen Knappett (m. 1938, three daughters, one son)
Daughter: Mary
Daughter: Susan
Daughter: Jane (b. 1939)
Son: Matthew Evans (b. 7-Aug-1941)

    High School: Mountain Ash School
    University: University College Cardiff (1931)

    Communist Party
    Labour Party (UK)

Author of books:
Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay (1956, social studies)
The Horse in the Furrow (1960, social studies)
The Pattern under the Plough: Aspects of the Folk-Life of East Anglia (1966, social studies)
The Farm and the Village (1969, social studies)
Where Beards Wag All: The Relevance of the Oral Tradition (1970, social studies)
The Leaping Hare (1972, nonfiction)
The Days That We Have Seen (1975, social studies)
From Mouths of Men (1976, social studies)
Horse Power and Magic (1979, social studies)
The Strength of the Hills: An Autobiography (1983, memoir)
Spoken History (1987, memoir)


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